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Friday, November 7, 2014

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Nov. 8 to 14

Here are events scheduled Saturday, Nov. 8, to Friday, Nov. 14.

All events are free, so take a look -- and don't you dare say there's nothing to do in Pasadena!   

Safely dispose of old computers, keyboards, printers, scanners, fax machines, phones, TVs and other electronics at the eWaste event Saturday, Nov. 8, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in parking lot I at Brookside Park. You can also bring old household batteries (vehicle batteries will not be accepted). 

A play day for families and children with and without disabilities Saturday, Nov. 8, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Reese's Retreat playground at Brookside Park will include play activities, arts and crafts, face painting and more.

The Fall Festival at the Old Pasadena Farmers Market will include live bluegrass music, corn shucking and apple bobbing contests, egg toss, three-legged race, square dancing, children's activities and more Sunday, Nov. 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Planning a trip to Italy? Learn what to expect Monday, Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m. at Distant Lands. Founder and co-owner Adrian Kalvinskas will cover topics including safety, security, cultural do's and don'ts and maximizing your sightseeing time and dollars.

The annual Veterans Day commemoration at Centennial Square in front of Pasadena City Hall Tuesday, Nov. 11, from 10:30 to 11:11 a.m. will include local JROTC presenting the colors, music by the Pasadena City College Band, a flyover of vintage World War II airplanes, special guest speakers, echoing Taps and more, followed by refreshments including hot dogs grilled by Pasadena firefighters.

Classical tubist Beth Mitchell will perform Wednesday, Nov. 12, from 12:10 to 12:40 p.m. as part of the popular Music at Noon recital series in the chapel at Pasadena Presbyterian Church.

This week's free film in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Pasadena Central Library is "The Monuments Men" (2014, PG-13) starring George Clooney and Matt Damon Wednesday, Nov. 12, at 1 p.m. An unlikely World War II platoon is tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners (based on true events).

Children 8 and up, their parents and older siblings are invited to a special edition of the Kids Book Club Wednesday, Nov. 12, at 5 p.m. in the Children's Story Room at Central Library. "El Deafo" by Cece Bell will be celebrated with a trivia competition and making superhero capes. Call 626-744-4066, option 4 to sign up.

The documentary film "Evolution of a Criminal" (2014) will be shown Wednesday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. in the Crawford Family Forum at Southern California Public Radio. Ten years after robbing a Bank of America, filmmaker Darius Monroe returns home to examine how his actions affected the lives of family, friends and victims.

Just in time for the holidays, people of all ages will learn about plants that grow from bulbs Thursday, Nov. 13, at 3:30 p.m. at Hill Avenue Branch Library, then plant some bulbs to take home.

"Chef" (2014, R) starring Jon Favreau, Scarlett Johanssen and Robert Downey Jr. will be shown Friday, Nov. 14, at 1 p.m. at Pasadena Senior Center. A chef who loses his restaurant job starts up a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise while piecing back together his estranged family. You do not have to be a member of the Pasadena Senior Center to attend.

Coloratura soprano Lori Ann Fuller Piscioneri will perform on opening night of Pasadena Community Orchestra's 32nd season Friday, Nov. 14, at 8 p.m. at First Church of the Nazarene in a program that will include Donizetti and Puccini arias, Rossini's "William Tell Overture," Smetana's Polka from "The Bartered Bride," Humperdink's Overture from "Hansel and Gretel" and Sibelius's "Finlandia."


Come to the fair! Central Library invites the community to celebrate 130 years of library services in Pasadena Saturday, Nov. 15, from noon to 4 p.m. with live music, comedy performances, face painting, storytelling, magical acts, children's activities, historical photo exhibitions, cupcake walk, free refreshments (hot dogs! kettle korn! lemonade!) and much more.

Photo credits: Geek on Wheels, RecWest, Gallery Hip, Beth Mitchell, Columbia Pictures, Harry N. Abrams Publishing, ITVS, Blithwold Arboretum, Nerdist, Surviving LA on a Budget, Kidding Around

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